March 2012 - Page 3 of 21 - LA Kings Insider
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Thursday practice; no Carter

The Kings are practicing today without Jeff Carter, whose status is in doubt for tomorrow's game. Hoping to get a further update after practice, but Carter apparently suffered some type of lower-body injury last night. Here's how the forwards are lined up now, and we'll see if that's what they inten... Read More
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Postgame notes (March 28)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings moved back into a playoff spot as they beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Wednesday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. -- With 88 points, the Kings are in seventh place in the Western Conference, one point behind Pacific Division-leading (and third-pl... Read More
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The view from Calgary

The final indignity for the Calgary Flames came in the final minutes of the third period. Shortly after Justin Williams’ empty-net goal gave the Kings a 3-0 lead, a fan in the lower-bowl seats threw a red Calgary jersey onto the ice. Flames forward Tom Kostopoulos skated over, banged his stick on th... Read More
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The Key Three: March 28

The term ``60-minute effort’’ gets tossed around by players and coaches so often that it becomes a cliche, but the Kings’ game last night is the perfect example of a 60-minute effort. They started well, they got an early goal and they never let up. The Calgary Flames had their moments of threatening... Read More
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Sutter postgame quotes (March 28)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts... (on knocking down Calgary’s playoff chances...) SUTTER: ``It’s not about that, right? It’s so tight. It’s like I talked this morning and the last time we were here. What’s the difference between sixth, seventh, eighth (in the conference)? One inch. That’s the... Read More
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Kopitar postgame quotes (March 28)

Anze Kopitar’s postgame thoughts... (on playing well in the third period...) KOPITAR: ``Obviously the coaches stress that too, but the guys knew that you can’t sit back. We kept pushing, we kept attacking, draw a few penalties. That’s what you’ve got to do in these types of games. You can’t just... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes (March 28)

Jonathan Quick’s postgame thoughts... (on setting a new franchise single-season record with nine shutouts...)
 QUICK: ``That was great. I think nothing but the best about Rogie (Vachon) and what he has done for this organization. I feel like it was kind of -- not to say it in a bad way -- but ju... Read More
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Scouting the Flames

This is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Kings and the Calgary Flames. It follows the Kings’ 4-1 win in Calgary on Jan. 14, the Flames’ 2-1 overtime win in Los Angeles on Jan. 19 and the Flames’ 1-0 win in Los Angeles on Feb. 18. In each game, Jonathan Quick faced Miikka Kiprus... Read More
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Goals could be at a premium again

Will it be another defensive struggle between the Kings and the Calgary Flames? In the teams’ last two meetings, a total of three goals were scored in regulation, as Calgary won 2-1 in a shootout and 1-0 in regulation. Given that the teams are coached by brothers and that both have excellent goalies... Read More
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Who will win battle of the goalies?

Yesterday, in this blog item, Darryl Sutter gave his thoughts on the last two No. 1 goalies he has coached, Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff and the Kings’ Jonathan Quick. After today’s morning skate, Flames coach Brent Sutter was asked about the two goalies and their relative importance to their teams. N... Read More